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Responsible for the provision of legal support and representation within the County Civil Attorney’s Office in the preparation, development and presentation of civil litigation cases, drafting of legal opinions, and advising of County Staff and Elected Officials regarding questions of the law.
Essential Job Functions:
Represents Pulaski County in local, County, State, and Federal civil litigation in the areas of taxation, bankruptcy, employment, labor, and real estate issues; conducts legal research, develops trial strategy, selects and prepares witnesses, prepares opening and closing statements, prepares and files motions, accompanying briefs, and subpoenas of witnesses. Conducts legal research and legal opinions for County Departments and Elected Officials. Answers questions and provides consultation to County Departments, lawyers, and citizens. Reviews bankruptcy pleadings for the Treasurer’s and other offices to represent the County’s claim in proceedings; file proofs of claim and prepares pleadings as needed. Conducts legal research to prepare briefs, memorandum, and proposed legislation upon request. Represents the County in Bond Forfeiture hearings in various courts.
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides guidance in any development of and/or enforcement of the watershed management ordinance under the direction of the County Civil Attorney. Represents Pulaski County and the Pulaski County Planning Commission in litigation concerning watershed regulation and management. Reviews contracts for all departments for goods or services to ensure compliance with state law. Performs other related duties as requested.
Personnel Supervised: None
Ability to communicate verbally in the presentation of trials, legal opinions, etc. Hearing at a level necessary to represent the County in trials, Quorum Court meetings, other legal hearings, meetings, or teleconferences. PULASKI COUNTY invites applications from current County Employees and the General Public for the position of: ATTORNEY III An Equal Opportunity Employer Please Note: Applications will not be accepted after the close date. A selection will not be made until the close date and the selecting official has received all applications. January 20, 2021 019-21 Page 2 of 2 Digital dexterity necessary for keyboard operation. Visual acuity necessary for use of computer screen.
Work is performed primarily indoors in a smoking restricted environment with frequent attendance in courts, meetings, and hearings at various locations within the county. Duties are varied and are often performed under strict time constraints.
Completion of a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school; considerable legal experience including preparation and trial work in the employment, labor, taxation, real estate, or a related area; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. Must possess or be able to immediately obtain a valid Arkansas Driver’s License. Must possess an Arkansas Attorney’s License in good standing with the Arkansas Supreme Court and be licensed to practice before the US District Courts of Arkansas.
Additional Requirements: None